Blue Jeans & BBQ
Date: September 9th
Location: Smith's Pavilion
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About the Community Paramedic Program
This year, the money raised through Blue Jeans and BBQ will go towards the expansion of the Inpatient Food Pantry and Community Paramedic Program.
Donor funds have allowed for the expansion of food box distribution to Danny Talbott Cancer Center Patients. This has increased the monthly average of food boxes distributed from 26 to 50. Cancer patients also receive an additional bag of food specifically selected by a dietitian for someone who is in active treatment.
In the last 12 months, thanks to donors, the Foundation has provided funds that have allowed for the increase of one fulltime Community Paramedic to FOUR fulltime and one part time paramedics as well as the purchase of two additional vehicles.
Thanks to this staffing increase the number of patients enrolled has gone from 75 January to 206 in June. Visits increased from 110 a month to 500 a month.